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CJS 301 Research Methods in Criminal Justice

This course examines the scientific research methods used in criminal justice research. Students learn of a variety of research methods and how they can be applied to various topics related to crime and the criminal justice. This course examines both quantitative and qualitative approaches.

Prerequisites

Special information

Prerequisites: CJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice, AND either CJS 200 Literature in Criminal Justice OR CJS 201 Foundations in Criminal Justice required. Note: This class replaces what used to be CJS 483 Research Seminar in Criminal Justice.
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 15, 2017 to present

Learning outcomes

General

  • Critically analyze and evaluate research data.
  • Demonstrate written and oral communication skills, critical thinking skills and problem solving skills.
  • Explain and demonstrate how to apply quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Understand how to define and measure social phenomena.
  • Understand the relationship between academic knowledge and the practical application of that knowledge to the field.
  • Demonstrate understanding of where and how research data are generated.
  • Develop and improve critical thinking and communication skills.
  • Explain how to apply quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Explain how to define and measure social phenomena.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between academic knowledge and the practical application of that knowledge to the field.

Spring 2021

Section Title Instructor
50 Research Methods in Criminal Justice Johnson, Andrew R Books Course details
51 Research Methods in Criminal Justice Costello, Patricia A Books Course details
52 Research Methods in Criminal Justice Eckberg, Deborah A Books Course details

Summer 2021

Section Title Instructor
50 Research Methods in Criminal Justice Johnson, Andrew R Books Course details

Fall 2021

Section Title Instructor
01 Research Methods in Criminal Justice Blair, Lesli D Books Course details
50 Research Methods in Criminal Justice Blair, Lesli D Books Course details